Linde India Limited and Praxair India Pvt. Ltd. are subsidiaries of Linde Plc. Linde plc. was created in October 2018 by merger of Praxair Inc. and Linde AG.
Kolkata: Linde India, a leading industrial gases company, donated an Oxygen Booth today to M.R. Bangur Hospital, one of the largest Covid facilities in Kolkata. The Oxygen Booth spread over 128 sq ft is set up by Linde India near the emergency wing of the hospital to provide medical oxygen support to 6-8 patients simultaneously while they await to comply with the admission formalities in the hospital. The oxygen booth will be managed by the hospital authorities.
The facility was formally inaugurated by Moloy Banerjee, Head Gases – South Asia, Linde South Asia Services Pvt Ltd along with Narayan Swaroop Nigam, Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, West Bengal. Dr. Sisir Naskar, Medical Superintendent, M.R. Bangur Hospital along with Health Secretary, Director of Medical Education, Director West Bengal Medical Service Corporation, and other senior officials from the Health and Family Welfare department graced the occasion with their presence.
Moloy Banerjee, Head Gases – South Asia, Linde South Asia Services Private Limited said, “Today we handed over an oxygen booth setup to M.R Bangur government hospital to help the patients in waiting in this crisis time. We are committed to supporting the government in this fight against the debilitating pandemic and will continue to explore other avenues to help address the challenges emerging during these trying times.”
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Sisir Naskar, Medical Superintendent, M.R. Bangur Hospital said, “In context of the rising Covid cases in the city, there is a need to have additional facilities for the Covid patients to get access to Oxygen support systems. An Oxygen booth like this would be most helpful for the patients-in-waiting for our hospital, which is currently treating hundreds of Covid patients.”
In spite of India’s second wave of Covid-19 pandemic decreasing cases, still existing supply chains are under enormous pressure in meeting the huge demand, especially to the most impacted parts of the nation. To address this critical need of the hour, Linde India and Praxair India are working on several large-scale initiatives in cooperation with the Government of India, relevant authorities, and industry partners at a national level.
About Linde in India
Linde India Limited and Praxair India Pvt. Ltd. are subsidiaries of Linde Plc. Linde plc. was created in October 2018 by merger of Praxair Inc. and Linde AG. Collectively, Linde in India is one of the leading industrial gases company. Combining Linde Plc’s advanced technology, our deep understanding of our customers’ businesses and strong local expertise in gases and engineering, we are able to provide tailor-made solutions that help our customers to increase efficiency, productivity and flexibility in their operations, while reducing energy costs and safeguarding the environment. We manage and operate more than 30 production facilities and filling stations across the country. We supply more than 20,000 gases and mixtures as well as and provide a range of related services including the construction and installation of plants, equipment, pipelines and associated engineering services catering to the needs of a wide variety of industries. Linde has one of the largest sales and distribution network in the country giving us a wide geographic reach and placing us close to our customers in any part of India.
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